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What are the dangers of dating during divorce?

On Behalf of | Jul 7, 2022 | Divorce

Going through a divorce can be difficult emotionally, even if you are working towards moving on. Not only that, but it can also be legally tricky if you choose to start a new relationship before your divorce is final.

Even though it can be a complex process to navigate, there are things you can do to help simplify it. By knowing what the dangers of dating during divorce are, you can better protect yourself.

Know what to be aware of

Even though you and your soon-to-be-former spouse may not be emotionally connected anymore, you are still legally married if you are not done with your divorce. This means that dating a new partner could potentially be adultery. Dating could complicate things and could lead to more property disputes, or even custody disputes if there are children involved.

Protect yourself

Because dating can make things more difficult and complicated when you are still technically married, it is important to consider whether dating is worth the risks it could bring. Even if you do not think that it will cause problems for you, it is necessary to consider what it would be like if it did. By doing this, you can help yourself to make decisions that will protect you and your interests.

While you may feel like you are ready to move on and begin dating, it can cause issues if you are not divorced yet. By taking the time to think about how the potential issues could impact you, you can navigate your future with more confidence and security.